WOOHOO! Unbelievable timing. We just got back from visiting my step-daughter and her husband in Las Vegas and the IF word of the week is . . . CITY! Everything is fresh on my mind and the photos I worked from, freshly imported into the computer.
I started with a quick acrylic painting:
I took a photo of this, dropped it into Corel Painter and violá.
Next step is to finish up the painting and now I can use the digital version as reference.